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Saturday, December 28 2013

Turkey and cranberries make this appetizer perfect for holiday entertaining.



Double Cranberry Crostini
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Yield: about 30 appetizers
Prep Time: 45 mins
  • 1      recipe Cranberry-Ginger Chutney (see recipe below)
  • 1/3   cup   dried cranberries
  • 2    3 ounce package  cream cheese, softened
  • 2    tablespoons   chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1    teaspoon   finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger
  • 1    teaspoon   lime juice
  • 1    16 ounce loaf  baguette-style French bread
  • 4    ounces   thinly sliced smoked turkey or ham
Cranberry-Ginger Chutney
  • 1 1/2   cups   fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4   cup   packed brown sugar
  • 1/3   cup   dried apricot halves, chopped
  • 1/3   cup   golden raisins
  • 2    tablespoons   minced fresh ginger
  • 2    tablespoons   cranberry juice
  • 3/4   teaspoon   ground cardamom
  • 1/4   teaspoon   cayenne pepper
Prepare Cranberry-Ginger Chutney; let cool. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Place dried cranberries in a small bowl with enough boiling water to cover; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain well. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in drained cranberries, pecans, ginger, and lime juice; set aside.
Slice baguette diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Place on a large baking sheet (use two sheets if necessary to fit all the slices in one layer). Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Cool slightly. Cut smoked turkey into about 30 pieces to fit on bread slices. Spread bread with cranberry-cheese mixture. Top each with a piece of turkey. Dollop with Cranberry-Ginger Chutney.
Cranberry-Ginger Chutney
In a medium saucepan combine cranberries, brown sugar, dried apricots, raisins, ginger, cranberry juice, cardamom, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until cranberries pop, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a medium bowl; let stand about 1 hour or until completely cool. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 107, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 8, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 18, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 146, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 24, sodium (mg) 150, Potassium (mg) 96, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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